With an overall population of 13,922 and a student population of 3,770, approximately 3,770 of Durango students attend one of Durango's schools that offer biology programs.
The largest biology school in Durango, by student population, is Fort Lewis College. Approximately 38 students graduated in 2010 from Fort Lewis College with credentials in biology.
A total of 38 students graduated with credentials in biology from biology schools in Durango in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Durango's biology schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,886 per year in instate tuition and $30,856 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,698 for biology related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,198 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a biologist in Durango, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 740 biologists in Colorado. Of these biologists, 120 were working in the greater Durango area. The number of biologists in Durango is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for biologists.
As a biologist in Durango, you can expect to make an average salary of $61,230 per year. This is lower than the average salary for biologists in the state.